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Old 03/23/2005, 07:11 AM   #1
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New Shelby Cobra unveiled

:)CNN has a story under business news about the new Ford Shelby Cobra GT 500. The 450 hp 6 speed is the most powerful Mustang yet. The concept car was unveiled at the New York Auto Show. It was a collaboration between Carroll Shelby and Ford. Its been 35 years since Shelby and Ford collaborated on something. From the pictures they show of it, I can only imagine that the design of the new California Special will be pretty close to this. Especially the tail section. I would `nt mind having one of these although I still like the design of the 67 and 68 Shelby`s better. Rhonda
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Old 03/23/2005, 07:58 AM   #2
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Re:New Shelby Cobra unveiled

I would have thought they would of done a little more for the side scoops then what it currently shows. Not really a lot of change from the 05 in regards to make it really distinctive other than the shelby lettering on the back. Hopefully they will make a few more changes before actual production to make it distinctive as a shelby. Just my thoughts.

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Old 03/23/2005, 08:08 AM   #3
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I would have thought they would of done a little more for the side scoops then what it currently shows. Not really a lot of change from the 05 in regards to make it really distinctive other than the shelby lettering on the back. Hopefully they will make a few more changes before actual production to make it distinctive as a shelby. Just my thoughts.

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Old 03/23/2005, 08:11 AM   #4
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Re:New Shelby Cobra unveiled

Love the grill, but hard to think of a Shelby w/out fog lights. Love the turnsignal hood, stripes look great, rear is ok. Agree, needs the side scoops. Pretty car.

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Old 03/23/2005, 09:03 AM   #5
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Re:New Shelby Cobra unveiled

Guys,

How about a little help for those who are technologically challenged? Can someone post the thread?

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Old 03/23/2005, 09:18 AM   #6
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I`m computer illiterate. So all I know is to go to www.cnn.com and click on Business news and then the story should be there in the list. Rhonda
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Old 03/23/2005, 09:44 AM   #7
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Re:New Shelby Cobra unveiled

Here are the pictures and the caption: Casey

The 450-horsepower, supercharged 5.4 liter V-8 will outperform the current SVT Cobra Mustang, which goes from 0 to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds and tops out at 155 mph, according to a spokesman for Ford.
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Old 03/23/2005, 09:45 AM   #8
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Old 03/23/2005, 09:45 AM   #9
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Old 03/23/2005, 09:46 AM   #10
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Old 03/23/2005, 11:05 AM   #11
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Re:New Shelby Cobra unveiled

I haven't wanted to buy a new vehicle in years (except for newer trucks when I put to many miles on them) and now, I want to buy a bunch. I really need a Ford GT, Shelby GR1, the hoped for new CS, the maybe never new Boss 351 and now this! You guys are killing me.
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Old 03/24/2005, 12:08 PM   #12
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This new GT-500 is an absolute dissappointment.

It looks like they handed some designer at SVT "to come up with something", and it turned out like a plastic toy car next to the"Real" '68 GT-500.

http://www.automobilemag.com/auto_sh...helby_mustang/

SVT even had the gall to put their name on the valve covers--instead of "Shelby".

The real diss is the lack of unique taillights, and the "nose" looks like a sad face. No Side scoops. And the rear spolier is not very "realistic". Roush has a better rear spoliler.

Honestly, I am really unhappy with this. It looks like a "quick and dirty" attempt at doing this car. Too bad.

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Old 03/24/2005, 01:43 PM   #13
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Re:New Shelby Cobra unveiled

I noticed the valve covers also.
It's hard to imagine a Shelby Mustang without the foglights. It would definitely make the car more appealing.
I just wonder what the spoiler and side scoops do to the car in a wind tunnel. Is it possible they opted away from these items for a purpose?
Don't get me wrong, I think they look cool too.
If they are building a top contender vehicle and these items adversely effect aerodynamics then they would leave them off.
The other styling changes or lack of them in this case I can't come up with an excuse for them. It is obvious that they didn't put too much effort into the project.
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Old 03/24/2005, 03:59 PM   #14
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I have to admit, the part that got me excited was that Corvette Killer engine. The rest really isn't that much different.
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Old 03/24/2005, 04:29 PM   #15
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Re:New Shelby Cobra unveiled

Found out today that there are Fog Lights on the car. They are mounted in the bumpers at the bottom. Word also has it that SVT will team with Ford Racing Performance Parts to offer add-on items for the car.

How about we put together a list of add-on parts we would like to see for the car.

Functional side air scoops for air flow to rear brakes.
Shelby stamped valve covers (Drop the SVT crap). They already have there logo on the center cap on the wheels.

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